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Republican Presidential Candidate Gov. Scott Walker Pulls Out Of California GOP Convention

ANAHEIM (CBS/AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will no longer headline the California Republican Party's upcoming convention.

A spokeswoman for the California GOP confirmed Saturday the Republican presidential candidate will not be attending the state gathering in Anaheim next weekend. She did not provide any explanation for the cancellation.

Campaign spokeswoman AshLee Strong cited scheduling changes that will take Walker to South Carolina and Iowa instead.

Walker has been trying to get his campaign back on track after a lackluster performance in the first GOP debate, as well as a series of statements he's had to clarify or back away from, and the rise of Donald Trump.

He is scheduled to appear at next week's televised debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in California.

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